evreux / Childrens Home

Evreux care home is a social establishment run in strict accordance with French child protection laws.

Our work is characterised by the diversity of support we provide :

1) RESIDENTIAL CARE We can accommodate children, teenagers and young adults from the ages of 6 to 21.
The foster care service of the local council (MAEC ) refers children to us from the Eure department. Special dispensation is requested for those placed outside the department.
The children’s centre : boys and girls aged between 6 and 14. We make an exception to the rule and accommodate boys over the age of 14, some even on apprenticeships.
The “Ring Master” post was created with the intention of regulating conflicts between residents, and between residents and staff in the children’s centre. The aim is to prevent boys with violent tendencies from acting on them, by reopening channels of communication. The Ring Master is a supervisor and teacher in the centre, with training as a social mediator. He works on a voluntary basis for the Association of young people from the Madeleine district. This mediation encourages the good behaviour of the young people, the respect for rules, and the fight against any form of institutional violence.
The teenagers’ centre : girls aged between 14 and 18
The role of this centre is in a state of flux following the introduction of sequential support. The type of support we propose can be interpreted as accommodating young people from the outpatients hospital and the mental health centre (CMP) of the Navarre psychiatric hospital. The role of this new partnership is to accompany certain young people in the care home for a day. These young people are learning about the rules of collective living, whether this be in terms of social relations, cleanliness, promiscuity or daily tasks.

Supporting young adolescents with multiple problems is a new initiative for our children’s home. The institutions in the Eure department who accommodate these socially marginalised young people, promote a partnership between the social organisations and the socio-medical establishments. This partnership work was initiated by the Normandy Regional Centre for Malajusted Children and Teenagers (CREAI)

The young adults’ centre has four rooms in a wing of the children’s centre. It also rents two studios in the town, which are financed by the local council, to facilitate the social inclusion of young people over the age of 18 who are entitled to Temporary Accommodation for Young Adults (AJPM). This service is available to all boys and girls aged between 17 and 21. However, the studios are only available to over 18s. This service is provided by the Social and Family Economics Counsellor, based on an autonomy project agreed with each resident. Mixing genders is new in this service. It has enabled accommodation of young people who had difficulty accepting collective living.

2) OBSERVATION AND PARENTING SUPPORT (MOSP : Mesure Observation et de Soutien à la Parentalité)
This innovative project was commissioned by the local council. It is a new form of placement where the support is given within the family home. It provides permanent training for the parents, putting to use their abilities and their willingness to be parents.
The duration of the placements is six months (non renewable). It is important to organise an evaluation at every stage, using an interdisciplinary approach.
The philosophy behind our work :
Our children’s home has a genuine specificity, which is to accommodate young people from very diverse backgrounds. Educational and psychological help is often put on hold when young people need intensive care. Our new partnership with the Socio-Medical Centre of the Navarre psychiatric hospital supports us where in previous years we would have had to request the release of the young person.
The legal framework
The law of 2 January 2002 imposes a frame of reference for information from organisation and families, for coherence in professional practices :
The mission statement completed in 2012, and written for the 2012-2014 period, is the identity card of the establishment. Following an external evaluation, this frame of reference will be reviewed in 2014.
The rules of procedure date from July 2012, and will be reviewed in 2014 after the modification of the internal procedures of the Moissons Nouvelles association and the secularism charter, to take into account the secular dimension of the service we provide.
The DIPC framework : the first was dated 2010, the second 2013. This document is in constant flux due to new procedures from the Eure department council and the number of different people accommodated.
The internal evaluation dates from 2011. It is usually valid for five years, and will initiate the 2017 mission statement.
The external evaluation took place in 2013, and was presented to the President of the Eure department council.
To contact us :

La Maison d’Enfants Moissons Nouvelles
11 rue Jean Bart 27000 Evreux
Telephone : 02.32.38.29.59
Director : Guy Bernard ABOULIN
Email : guybernard.aboulin@moissons-nouvelles.asso.fr
Telephone : 02.32.38..86.64